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Gilligan’s Island star Dawn Wells dies aged 82 from COVID-19 complications – ABC News

Wells, playing a cheerful brunette Midwestern farm girl, parlayed her girl-next-door charm into enduring TV fame as the sweet-natured castaway Mary Ann on the classic…

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Dawn Wells, who parlayed her girl-next-door charm into enduring TV fame as the sweet-natured castaway Mary Ann on the classic 1960s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, died on Wednesday at age 82, her publicist said.

  • Dawn Wells died of COVID-19 complications, her publicist said
  • Gilligan’s Island ran for three seasons from 1964-67
  • Wells’ career blossomed after success in beauty pageants

Wells, who won the title of Miss Nevada in 1959 and competed in the Miss America contest, died from complications of COVID-19,…

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